Scripture Verse

He will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14

Introduction

Words: Lil­li­an G. Pence, in The New Evan­gel (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1911), num­ber 21.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pence (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Lyrics

My Fa­ther leads me, and content,
I trust in Him to choose my way;
I know that walking by His side
My feet may ne­ver go as­tray;
I know my Fa­ther leadeth me,
He leadeth me, He leadeth me.

Refrain

He leadeth me,
I know my Fa­ther leadeth me.

My Fa­ther leads, and oftentimes,
Thro’ thorny paths, my weary feet;
But by His side I need not fear
Tho’ blinding storms around me beat;
For as my days my strength shall be—
I know my Fa­ther leadeth me.

Refrain

And when I reach the river wide
Whose stormy waters darkly flow,
He’ll hold my hand and guide me safe
Into the haven I would go;
And there my song shall ever be,
I know my Fa­ther leadeth me.

Refrain